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My computer (Windows 10 Pro) has 2 drives:

- C:  (containing Windows/programs)

- D:  (containing data)

However during backup preparation, ATI 2015 ver 6567 bootable CD shows different drives letters:

- D:  (in place of C:)

- E:  (in place of D:)

Why? is this a defect of True Image or my computer?

I'm afraid that restoring this backup could imply critical issues (since there're some poiting between C: and "D:", with this exact letters)

How to fix it?

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#1

This is normal for when booting from the Acronis Rescue Media that drive letters can be shown differently than Windows shows them, and the application warns you of this.

See the ATI 2015 User Guide: Preparing for recovery - where it states clearly:

Assign unique names (labels) to all partitions on your hard drives. This will make finding the disk containing your backups easier.

When you use the Acronis True Image 2015 rescue media, it creates disk drive letters that might differ from the way Windows identifies drives. For example, the D: disk identified in the standalone Acronis True Image 2015 might correspond to the E: disk in Windows.

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#2

And what about the restore?

 

Would it reproduce the Windows unit labels or Acronis Rescue Media one? (in the second case it'd be a big problem)

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#3

Recovery will put back the drive & partitions as they were when the backup image was created, with the correct drive letters and labels.

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#4

Rescue media is a completely different and temporary OS - the drive letters in it (regardless if using default rescue media which is Linux, or WinPE or WinRE, will likely have different drive letters during the restore process, because drive letters will already be assigned to other devices in that temp environment.  The settings for the actual drive letters are stored in the OS that you plan to restore and will be the same upon restoral, as they were when the backup was taken.

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Bobbo_3C0X1 wrote:

Rescue media is a completely different and temporary OS - the drive letters in it (regardless if using default rescue media which is Linux, or WinPE or WinRE, will likely have different drive letters during the restore process, because drive letters will already be assigned to other devices in that temp environment.  The settings for the actual drive letters are stored in the OS that you plan to restore and will be the same upon restoral, as they were when the backup was taken.

So you confirm what Steve Smith said: drive letters'll be the same as Windows ones after restore. Good!